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Progress Missouri Flying Aerial Banner Over Friday Football Game in Rep. Neth’s Backyard

Progress Missouri is sending an aerial banner to fly over the 17th House District Friday evening to advertise Rep. Myron Neth’s votes for HB253, the radical tax scheme that would have harmed Liberty schools -- and public education across the state -- if it had become law.

“Myron Neth voted to devastate his local schools so that lawyers and lobbyists could get a tax cut,” said Sean Soendker Nicholson, Progress Missouri’s Executive Director.  “At the end of the day, Neth sided with an eccentric, extreme billionaire from St. Louis over the kids and educators in his district.”

The plane is expected to fly over Liberty from approximately 6pm-7pm on Friday, October 4 as parents, educators and fans prepare for the Liberty Blue Jays football game to be played at William Jewell College.

If Neth and other extremists had been successful with HB253, public schools in the 17th District would have lost about $8.5 million annually once the law was fully phased in. That’s why the Liberty School Board passed a resolution calling on Neth and legislators to oppose the legislation, as did the State Board of Education and more than 100 other school boards across the state.

Friday’s aerial banner was paid for with donations from Progress Missouri members and supporters given specifically for this aerial, and the organization is already considering similar actions in other districts around the state. “We’ve had an overwhelming response since the day we first asked our members about this idea,” said Soendker Nicholson. “Missourians are fed up with politicians cowtowing to extreme donors instead of standing up for the people who sent them to Jefferson City in the first place.”

For media inquiries and interview requests, please contact Sean Soendker Nicholson at [email protected] or 573-427-7326. 

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